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In meiner Brust, da sitzt ein Weh

Language: German (Deutsch)

"In meiner Brust, da sitzt ein Weh,
Das will die Brust zersprengen;
Und wo ich steh' und wo ich geh',
Will's mich von hinnen drängen.

"Es treibt mich nach der Liebsten Näh',
Als könnt die Grete heilen;
Doch wenn ich der ins Auge seh',
Muß ich von hinnen eilen.

"Ich steig' hinauf des Berges Höh',
Dort ist man doch alleine;
Und wenn ich still dort oben steh',
Dann steh' ich still und weine."


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE FRE ITA POL SPA SWE

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Confirmed with Buch der Lieder von Heinrich Heine, zweiundfünfzigste Auflage (52nd edition), Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe, 1882, pages 52-53.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
  • by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856), "Der arme Peter", op. 53 (Romanzen und Balladen für Singstimme und Klavier (Heft 3)) no. 3 (1840), published 1845 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Whistling

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Arme Peter II -- Hier in mijn borst, daar zit een pijn", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Within my heart there lies an ache", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "En mon cœur, il y a un mal", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Maurice Dufresne)
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Nel mio petto c'è una pena", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Within my heart there lies an ache

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

"Within my heart there lies an ache
that will break my heart apart;
wherever I stay, wherever I go,
it is always pushing me onward.

"It drives me to my beloved's presence,
as if Grete could heal it;
but when I look her in the eye,
I must hurry away from there.

"I climb to the heights of the mountain,
for there one can be alone;
and when I stay up there silently,
then I stand mutely and weep."


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Junge Leiden, in Romanzen, in 4. Der arme Peter, no. 2 DUT FRE ITA SPA FRE POL SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Günther Bartel, R. Berger, Peter Emile Gohr, Friedrich Wilhelm Grund, Al. Kern, Joseph Klein, Georg Kramm, Franz Krežma, Gustav Langer, Th. Laussmann, Heinrich Lemcke, Franz Mair, Eugenio di Pirani, Egon Pütz, Alfred Reisenauer, Ludomir Różycki, Albert Rubenson, Harriet Priscilla Sawyer, H. R. Schröder, Robert Schumann, Emil Sjögren, Johan August Söderman, Reginald Lindsey Sweet, J. Zöhrer. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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